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  • Alien: River of Pain

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949

Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Out of this World!

  • By Simon on 26-04-17

edge of the seat stuff, great job done

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-17

action packed with just the right amount of menace. brought to life expertly by the wonderful narrators.

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,349

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jurassic Park!

  • By kmcca5 on 20-05-15

One of my top 5 best reads

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-16

What made the experience of listening to Jurassic Park the most enjoyable?

Definitely Scott Brick helped bring the characters to life. Absolutely one of the best narrators out there.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Surprisingly i found myself really warming up to muldoon, lex was a complete and utter waste of space.

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,106
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,510
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,423

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

A surprisingly Good Read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-16

Where does Sapiens rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Definitely in the top 10 of reads, very interesting take on anthropology and the continuation of the human story to modern day social commentary.

  • The Greatest

  • My Own Story
  • By: Muhammad Ali, Richard Durham
  • Narrated by: Dion Graham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination, Ali fought not just for a living, but also for respect and rewards far more precious than money or glory. He was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story from the champ himself

  • By Lance Johnson on 02-07-16

He really did do it his way.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend it, a wonderful account of the great mans early life as well as a pretty comprehensive journal of societal sentiments of that era. lots to learn.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Alis encounter with Bertrand Russell

  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,240
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,150

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and Engaging

  • By Katherine on 11-04-13

Great Book read Beautifully

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-12-16

If you could sum up Metro 2033 in three words, what would they be?

Tense, Cerebral, Action

What was one of the most memorable moments of Metro 2033?

The Librarian section was one of my favourite parts of the book, but it was only 1 of many.

Any additional comments?

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  • Skyfaring

  • By: Mark Vanhoenacker
  • Narrated by: John Moraitis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder and transcendent joy of motion and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent read

  • By M on 26-05-15

Excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-15

very emotive and enlightening , has definitely rekindled my love of flight and planes .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Establishment

  • And How They Get Away With It
  • By: Owen Jones
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms, and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Won't do your blood pressure any good....

  • By Colin on 11-04-17

excellent read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-15

polarizing outlook on the real powers that be, thoughtful and thorough with great insight in to real people

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Russia

  • A Journey to the Heart of a Land and Its People
  • By: Jonathan Dimbleby
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Dimbleby
  • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16

In this timely and revealing portrait, distinguished author and broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby crosses eight time zones and covers 10,000 miles, from Murmansk in the Arctic Circle to the Asian city of Vladivostok, in an attempt to get beneath the skin of modern Russia. Travelling by road, rail and boat, his epic journey takes him from the splendour of St Petersburg to remote parts of Siberia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real tour de force - thoughtful and revealing

  • By Philip on 14-05-13

brilliant read, a bit too pro democracy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-15

brilliant insight in to the lives and history of the Russian people at times trying too much to push the democratic agenda but the people and places Jonathan spoke to were real characters.